Salisbury Prize

Awarded by
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The Salisbury Prizes are awarded to highly meritorious members of the WPI graduating class who have faithfully, industriously, and with distinguished attainment completed all requirements for the Bachelor degree.

IMPORTANT DATES

Faculty deadline: April 5, 2024

Advisors submit nominations to their department head or program director for candidate consideration. The following describes the criteria and selection process:

  • Residency Requirement: Candidates must have been enrolled at WPI for at least two years or eight seven-week terms. Participation in approved exchange programs will be considered attendance at WPI.
  • Selection Procedure:
    • The faculty in each department or program should take the responsibility of selecting from among its majors any seniors who appear to be eligible for consideration. The Salisbury Prize requires that students must have received an A grade for the Humanities and Arts Seminar or Practicum, Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP), and Major Qualifying Project (MQP)-if completed.  The award is open to members of the current graduating Class, regardless of their graduation date.  
    • The members of the faculty of the various degree programs shall normally select one nominee for their respective program. In special circumstances, more than one nominee may be appropriate. A department or program need not submit a nomination if it feels none is warranted.  
    • Nominations are to be submitted by the appropriate department head or program director no later than April 5, 2024, and should include a brief supporting statement summarizing the qualifications of the nominee.
    • The committee shall select approximately 15 nominees as the most deserving recipients of the prizes.

The selection committee includes the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies, plus additional faculty representatives. 

Browse Award Recipients

Year Recipient Name Title Awarded by Type Department
2004 Elizabeth A. Norgard Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
2012 Joseph Worthy Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering
2009 Daniel J. Smaltz Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry
2011 Sarah E. Lax Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2018 Ryan Cooney Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2020 Ramona Bago Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering
2014 Cornman Scott Paul Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2022 Adrian Orszulak Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Biology & Biotechnology
1997 Nicholas G. Bulat Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2001 Keith Lepine Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2005 Warren J. Schudy Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Computer Science, Physics
2007 Erika S. Hall Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering
2009 Neal K. Humphrey Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Psychological Science, Robotics Engineering
2018 Rachel Santarsiero Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Professional Writing
2021 Jocelyn L. Mendes Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry
2014 Timothy O'Neil Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2023 Ben Gobler Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences
1998 Matthew S. Freimuth Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemical Engineering
2002 Kevin Michael Hawkins Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering
2012 Kyaw Thu Minn Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering
2008 Cosmin Tudor Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Computer Science
2010 Sean Philbrook Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemical Engineering
2019 Erin M. Morissette Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Physics
2016 Amy M. Stevens Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
1996 Deborah J. Fraser Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
1999 Laura Jean Cooper Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering
2003 Thomas M. Livak Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences
2006 Kathleen M. Ferguson Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2008 Russell R. Kernan Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2017 Victoria Loehle Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2020 Kyle Wood Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering
1994 Dena N. Niedzwiecki Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
2022 Meenakshi Kodali Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Aerospace Engineering
2013 Nouran Abdelfattah Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2000 Cheryl K. Eddins Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry
2004 Laura A. Matejik Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2007 Diana M. Otalvaro-Gutierrez Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemical Engineering
2011 Evald Muraj Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
2009 Indraneel Sircar Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2018 Megan Errichetti Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2021 Matthew J. Adiletta Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
1994 Sando Becz, Jr. Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2023 Tyler Guertin Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Aerospace Engineering
1997 Jesus M. Beltran Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate International & Global Studies, Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2012 Matthew Cyr Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2005 Antonio Sangermano Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2011 Elizabeth M. Dailey Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences
2009 Philip N. Hanson Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Computer Science
2018 Rachael Lanni Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2021 Sydney E. Messey Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Aerospace Engineering